Following the intention of Karl Amadeus Hartmann, the “Podium junger Komponisten“ [“Podium of Young Composers”] is a platform that enables selected young composers to create a programme for an entire evening and to compose temporally comprehensive works for it. Following in the footsteps of the great contemporary diagnostician Karl Amadeus Hartmann, works are created especially for this concert that consciously seek an artistic examination of today’s “realities of life”. The portrait concert focuses on works by the Armenian Arsen Babajanyan and the Georgian Ovanes Ambartsumian. Both understand literature as a source of inspiration for their works. Thus verses of love and the harsh realities of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan’s life are directly set to music for voice, while William Shakespeare’s 30th sonnet serves exclusively as the intellectual foundation for a purely instrumental composition.
An event of the © Karl Amadeus Hartmann-Gesellschaft e. V. in cooperation with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, sponsored by Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt München, Anja Fichte Stiftung, Theodor-Rogler-Stiftung and LfA Förderbank Bayern.